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Its with much sadness that I post this news. John from Darlington was a well liked guy with his quite personality and sense of humour and like all the Darlington lads a great knowledge of this music w

Sorry about the image quality but I had to share this . What a way to remember John by. Its absolutely fantastic 🙏 Next time I'm up in  the North East I will pause awhile and have a chat with you mate

Just been informed that John  died peacefully in his sleep on Friday  night. So Glad to hear that he didn't suffer 🙏 God bless you 🙏 

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Terrible news, a really nice guy with a great sense of humour, still cannot believe it, so sad.

Rest in peace old friend

Martyn & Carol x

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Rip Johnny great lad, yip he loved his records.

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Just heard the news.

such a sad loss.

R.I.P soul brother.

Neil.

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Devastating news my long time friend still won’t sink in be sadly missed xx 

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Was so very sorry to hear about this - he was a such lovely chap. Me and Pete thought the world of him having got to know him in the early 90s at the White Heather when we co-ran it. Dx

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Heard last night about John.  Very sad indeed 😪

RIP John x

 

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Shocked.. Saddened.. Gutted !! Hadn't seen him for years, same as a lot of good Soulie peeps Sue and I used to enjoy catching up with on a regular basis in the 90's and early Y2K - and John was one of them.. RIP

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Terribly sad news, another of the good guys taken before their time 😢

R.I.P. John. 

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That's such sad news.

R.I.P. mate

Phil x

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Such sad news, John was a lovely guy and always a regular at any of the nights I promoted in Middlesbrough always liked a chat and a look through any record boxes that were out and open. R.I.P and sincere condolences to his family. 

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Was told early today of the sad news Johnny had passed away a proper gent he will be missed by many sleep well my friend 

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very sad news allways had time for a chat rip johnny another one gone to soon 

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Awful hearing this, only a matter of weeks ago Johnny's Dad also called John and a man i knew arguably better than Johnny and for whom i had great affection sadly passed away, that was a shock in itself and now this terrible news. Hope they are together right now. How his Mother Audrey is coping i don't know, god bless her.

RIP 

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7 minutes ago, JOEfromupnorth said:

Awful hearing this, only a matter of weeks ago Johnny's Dad also called John and a man i knew arguably better than Johnny and for whom i had great affection sadly passed away, that was a shock in itself and now this terrible news. Hope they are together right now. How his Mother Audrey is coping i don't know, god bless her.

RIP 

Hi Joe,do we know the cause of death.

Such horrible sad news,to hear this morning.

Neil.

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10 minutes ago, NT63 said:

Hi Joe,do we know the cause of death.

Such horrible sad news,to hear this morning.

Neil.

Not heard anything as yet Neil. My wife saw Johnny just before Xmas he waved passing in his car. Just brings home how fragile life is.

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So true Joe,life is fragile.

I have many memories of Johnny,travelling the country going to all nighters/soul nights.

Great knowledge,that he loved to share.

My/our nickname for him was Johnny 2 combs,after he pulled out 2 combs,to sort out his hair.At the Burnley all nighter.It cracked all of us up.

Fantastic human being,and many people will miss him.

Neil.

 

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such sad news-a lovely bloke who would always help you-i had the pleasure,  of travelling the country to various allnighters with gentleman john-a grounded and down to earth fella who will be missed by all who knew him

 

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Sad Sad News   Rip Johnny 2 combs ' a  Genuine Good Guy

kev/wend

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R.I.P John.

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On 04/01/2021 at 16:44, Aragorn said:

Absolutely one of the kindest people we ever had the good fortune to meet on the northern scene.He just had this calming effect on you when he spoke to you,and so genuine.How very  sad to hear of his passing.

Sue and Chris Holmes

Hi Sue

That is a perfect description and how I found John too.  A calm and cool bloke who was ever the gentleman.

My heart goes out to his daughter, Rachel, his family and close friends at this painful time.

Rest In Peace dear Johnny Mercer

You will be missed by so many 

Ali xxx

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Another one of the good guys, never forgot the 45's that started him off. He'd get as much pleasure enthusing about them as he would if he heard something for the first time. An aficionado for sure. Sad news indeed. 

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funeral is thursday 28th Jan 3-45 Darlington Crematorium Carmel Road Darlington

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It was always a pleasure to be in his company, you will be sadly missed on the soul scene.

Dreadful news

Geoff and Margaret Buckley

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Sad to hear this news about Johnny. A lovely lad who was well liked and respected up here in the North East.

R.I.P mate

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Yes very sad - a gentleman indeed

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Sleep well,my friend.

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Hope you got the send off you deserved my friend.  Sleep well and may your soul be at  peace.  God bless. 

Ste and Lou.  XX 

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no problem at all cheers took a bit of sorting its over 3m long too 

 

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5 minutes ago, Harry 1 said:

no problem at all cheers took a bit of sorting its over 3m long too 

 

Thanks Harry. I'm not on FB and I hope I haven't stepped on your toes by posting this on here . I will delete if you want to post your pictures mate

Ste

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its no bother at all Cheers Ste totally fine

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8 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

Sorry about the image quality but I had to share this . What a way to remember John by. Its absolutely fantastic 🙏 Next time I'm up in  the North East I will pause awhile and have a chat with you mate. Sleep well now 

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Thats a great way to remember Johnny.   It looks really special.

It's a shame about John.  I travelled many miles to and from allnighters with him.  We had some good talks on records and collecting.  He did like his UK things but also had some nice USA 45's.

The last time I was in his company was at Newton Aycliffes RAFA rare soul night in 2017.

These where some of the records played that night.

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On 11/06/2021 at 11:47, Winsford Soul said:

Sorry about the image quality but I had to share this . What a way to remember John by. Its absolutely fantastic 🙏 Next time I'm up in  the North East I will pause awhile and have a chat with you mate. Sleep well now 

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Exactly where is the bench situated ? 

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Only just found out about John,so sad to hear of his passing.First time I met him was at Bretby when Brenda Holloway and Kim Weston were on live,not long after I got back on the scene .

R I P John 

Martin Alsop

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1 minute ago, El TAD said:

Only just found out about John,so sad to hear of his passing.First time I met him was at Bretby when Brenda Holloway and Kim Weston were on live,not long after I got back on the scene .

R I P John 

Martin Alsop

Good night that was 

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1 hour ago, Geoff B said:

Exactly where is the bench situated ? 

Geoff. Its in Darlington at the RA Club

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On 11/06/2021 at 11:47, Winsford Soul said:

Sorry about the image quality but I had to share this . What a way to remember John by. Its absolutely fantastic 🙏 Next time I'm up in  the North East I will pause awhile and have a chat with you mate. Sleep well now 

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That's wonderful

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When we get sorted be a night on for John they usually Friday or Sunday it’s a venue in Darlington cricket football etc anyone wants to go see it it’s out back behind 

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